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May 30, 2014

Friday Was A 4-Star Day For Service

DFSS Holds 4 Social Service Resource Fairs Citywide

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The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) hosted Social Service Resource Fairs at four locations citywide on Friday, May 30th, between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Approximately 180 public and private social service agencies were on hand to assist residents in areas such as health, education, employment, housing resources, utility assistance and much more.

Friday’s resource fairs were held at the following locations:

• Garfield Community Service Center Fair at 10 S. Kedzie Avenue
• King Community Service Center Fair at 4314 S. Cottage Grove
• South Chicago Community Service Center Fair at 8650 S. Commercial Avenue
• North Area Community Service Center Fair was held off-site at the 19th District CAPS Office, 850 W.
  Addison Street

DFSS serves more than 300,000 Chicago residents every year via a citywide network of more than 300 community-based delegate agencies, and directly assists close to 45,000 residents every year in their 6 Community Service Centers.

“We know our families struggle to make ends meet and they want to know where they can turn. Our Service Fairs make it easy for families to learn about programs and services that can help,” said Evelyn Diaz, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services.

In addition to DFSS and other City of Chicago departments and agencies, organizations that participated in Friday’s resource fairs included Catholic Charities, Casa Central, the Center for New Horizons, the Night Ministry, the Salvation Army, the Safer Foundation, Thresholds, University of Chicago Medicine, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

To view the individual flyers for Friday’s fairs, or to download of the DFSS 2014 Service Guide, visit the DFSS Home Page at www.cityofchicago.org/fss . You can view photos from a photo op that was held at the Garfield Community Service Center Social Service Resource Fair on the DFSS Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.744206955601109.1073741942.180564008632076&type=1
And if you need to request a City service at any time, call 3-1-1.